By Erica Meltzer, Camera Staff Writer

Boulder police have arrested three people suspected in the theft of a two-month-old dachshund from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley two weeks ago.

The three suspects were arrested at 17th Street and Arapahoe Avenue — near Boulder High School — around 9:10 p.m. Friday. They were identified as: Serina Emily Ojala, 18, a homeless woman who has been staying in the Lafayette area; Daniel Michael Kitlitz, 21, also a transient; and Matthew Louis Dailey, 22, of Longmont.

They were booked into Boulder County Jail on charges of theft under $500, a misdemeanor. As of Saturday, Ojala had posted bail, Kitlitz’s bail had not been set and Dailey remained in jail in lieu of $500 bail.

They are accused of stealing Ferris, the tiny dachshund who trainers now believe may be a coonhound.

Ferris was adopted on Friday afternoon by Debbie Shoemaker, who brought the puppy to the shelter Thursday after seeing news reports about the dog theft and wondering if she had the missing pet.

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